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More than 10 percent of cancer patients have annual out-of-pocket costs that are higher than $18,585, and 5 percent have costs that exceed $35,660.

Goldman, D, G Joyce, G Lawless, W Crown, and V Willey. Benefit Design and Specialty Drug Use. Health Aff. 2006; 25(5): 1319-31. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/25/5/1319.full

Reference

Title
Benefit Design and Specialty Drug Use
Publication
Health Aff
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Goldman, D, G Joyce, G Lawless, W Crown, and V Willey
Volume & Issue
Volume 25, Issue 5
Pages
1319-31
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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